Support Groups

You are not alone.

Caregiver Support Groups create a safe space for Memory & Movement caregivers, all of whom are caring for a loved one with a memory or movement disorder diagnosis. A support group is an opportunity to share experiences and feelings, coping strategies, and make connections with others who understand the journey.

Groups are led by members of the community who have life experience as caregivers, and training in group facilitation.

Group Leaders

Joan O. Wright, MSW, MCC was a caregiver for over five years during her mother's dementia. Years prior, she witnessed her father's multiyear battle with dementia.

Joan is president of O'Sullivan Wright, Inc, an organizational strategies and executive coaching firm. As an MSW, MCC and Certified Spiritual Director with over 31 years in human resources management roles, Joan is uniquely equipped to support rediscovery of purpose, giftedness and courage in service of a better world.

THIS GROUP IS ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS

Upcoming dates:

  • May 16
  • June 6
  • June 20

All sessions meet over Zoom from 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

Chris Jones was a full-time care partner for 7 years to her husband who had early onset Alzheimer's. Prior to taking care of Bill, Chris graduated from Queens College in 1968 with a major in Sociology and minor in Psychology. In 1973 she graduated from UNCC with a Masters in Education and a major in Counseling. Chris has 10 years experience in the mental health field. She spent the latter part of her career as the co-founder of the Ellis Jones and Associates consulting firm specializing in Leadership and Organizational Development.

THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY AND CLOSED TO NEW PARTICIPANTS 

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We're exploring the addition of new interest and support groups - please tell us what interests you!